Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine - Christmas Show
Date: Saturday 17th December 2016, 1pm
Location: Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill
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1.00 – 1.45pm Roald Dahl, was fascinated with medicine. Join his doctor, Professor Tom Solomon, who uses Roald’s stories, in this fun interactive Christmas show, to explain how the body works, what can go wrong and how we can fix it!
2.00 – 4.00pm Prof. Tom Solomon will be signing copies of his book, 'Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine’ whilst you make your own "marvellous medicine", produce some "Gobblefunk", and create your own "colourful Christmas brain" to take home!
The event is preceded by a showing of Roald Dahl's 1989 The BFG Film at 10,30am, at the same location.
Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children’s books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine, and the terrible tragedies that affected him and his family. Dahl always said that if he wasn’t a writer, he would have liked to be a doctor. Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, has just published Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine, a unique combination of popular science, biography and memoir. This children's show, which is linked to the book, sold out at Edinburgh Science Festival, Liverpool Literary festival, and Canterbury Festival, so don't delay in booking your free tickets!
One of the Victoria Gallery and Museum's Family Saturdays.
Photos from Event at Canterbury Festival